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Tips For Attending Plastics Industry Trade Shows

Posted by Molly Skiba on Mar 8, 2019

In our last blog post we shared a list of plastics industry trade shows worth attending. In order to get the most out of your time at these shows, you need to have a plan of action. Here are some of the best tips we've learned from our trade show experiences. 

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Topics: Tradeshow, trade show, npe

Plastics Industry Trade Shows Worth Attending

Posted by Molly Skiba on Mar 5, 2019

Love them or hate them, trade shows are one of the best ways to make new connections, market your company, and stay updated on the latest technologies in your industry. One of my main goals when I began my marketing career at The Engineering Resource Center was to increase our brand recognition and find more customers via trade shows. Over the past 2 years, we've found much success in this approach.

Whether you work in the plastics industry or source plastic parts for the products your company develops, here are 3 trade shows worth attending or exhibiting at.

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Topics: Tradeshow, Plastics Manufacturing, events, plastics industry

Dodging Hurricane Michael at Design-2-Part

Posted by Molly Skiba on Oct 15, 2018

For the second year in a row, our trip to North Carolina for Southwest Design-2-Part was almost derailed by a hurricane. Thankfully the bad weather held off until mid-day on Thursday (just in time to delay our flight) and while the show closed down early on Day 2, the overall attendance was actually better than anticipated. 

In the past year, we have exhibited at Design-2-Part trade shows in North Carolina, Indiana, and Illinois. As a small, growing company, we couldn't be happier with the connections we've made. In Raleigh, we met a great mix of large companies, start-ups and individual entrepreneurs that we're excited to work with in the coming months. If you haven't been to a Design-2-Part show, we highly recommend going to discover new suppliers and manufacturing solutions. 

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Topics: prototype design, Tradeshow, business development

Find Solutions To Your Manufacturing Problems At Design 2 Part In Chicago!

Posted by Molly Skiba on May 1, 2018

Looking for quality suppliers in the midwest? Attend the Schaumburg Design2Part Show on May 9th (9:30am-4:00pm) and 10th (9:30m-3:30pm). 

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Topics: Tradeshow

Mapp Benchmarking Conference Was a Success!

Posted by Katie Evans on Oct 20, 2016

 The 2015 Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference just finished its 15th year in Indianapolis!

MAPP Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference was featured as one of the best manufacturing conferences for plastics processing executives and the Engineering Resource Center was excited to be one of 40 sponsors at the event this year. The Benchmarking Conference was packed full of best practices, leading edge benchmarkers, and top-level presentations. It's safe to say the Engineering Resource Center went home feeling nothing less of enlightened and inspired. 

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Topics: Tradeshow, Marketing, Plastics Manufacturing, Plastic Prototyping

The ERC Official Conference Sponsor with MAPP

Posted by Katie Evans on Aug 26, 2016

The Engineering Resource Center is excited to be an official Conference Sponsor of the 2016 Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference with Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors (MAPP)

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Topics: Tradeshow, Prototyping Trends, Plastics Manufacturing

3 Reasons Plastic Prototypes Are An Essential Part Of Your Next Trade Show

Posted by Ryan Duffey on Feb 3, 2015

How often does a representative from your marketing or sales department approach your product development staff or engineers about developing a prototype part to have on display at a trade show? If a plastic prototype isn't currently part of your marketing team's trade show checklist, your team may be missing out on an essential tool for standing out from your competition. From a prospective customer's standpoint, being able to view the functionality of a part and how it will be produced can be the deciding factor. Here are 3 great reasons to have plastic prototype parts available for viewing at your next marketing tradeshow:

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Topics: pilot prototyping, prototype design, Tradeshow, Marketing, Plastic Prototype